Lori Sandstrom

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Cabo Fish Diptych, 2010 Acrylics On Canvas 2 12x30 © Lori Sandstrom
Yin/Yang Fish, 09/09 Acrylic 42x52, 24,000 Dots! © Lori Sandstrom
Big Moon, 04/09 Acrylic 24x24 © Lori Sandstrom
Waves, 04/09 Acrylic 24x24 © Lori Sandstrom
Barton Springs, 04/09 Acrylic 12x30 © Lori Sandstrom
Auspicious Goldfish, 10/08 Acrylid 12x12 © Lori Sandstrom
Longevity Turtle, 10/08 Acrylic 12x12 © Lori Sandstrom
Red Zone Aerial, 10/08 Acrylic 36x36 © Lori Sandstrom
Red Zone Landscape, 10/08 Acrylic 36x36 © Lori Sandstrom
Cabo Fish, 10/2002 Acrylic 18x24 © Lori Sandstrom
Tropical Angelfish, 08/09 Acrylic 9x12 © Lori Sandstrom
Protective Elephants, 02/10 Acrylic 10x10 © Lori Sandstrom
Peace On Earth, 12/09 Acrylic 10x10 © Lori Sandstrom
Armadillo, 08/10 Acrylics On Canvas 10x10 © Lori Sandstrom
El Gallo, 8/10/10 Acrylics On Canvas 10x10 © Lori Sandstrom
Coqui, 8/10/10 Acrylics On Canvas 10x10 © Lori Sandstrom
Tree of Life, 2011 Acrylic 20x16" © copyright Lori Sandstrom
Honu, 2017 Acrylic On Canvas 14x14 © Lori Sandstrom
Swan Love, 2013 Acrylic On Canvas 12x12 © Lori Sandstrom
Sunflower Field, 2014 Acrylics On Canvas 12x40 © Lori Sandstrom
Kenai, 2014 Acrylics On Canvas 12x12 © Lori Sandstrom
Quick Facts
Tacoma, WA, USA
Birth year
Lives in
San Diego, CA, USA
Works in
San Diego
UH Manoa, 1983, BFA
Representing galleries
arts-education, modern, photography, conceptual

Description of Lori’s Art Background:
Lori received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Hawaii, majoring in Graphic Design and minoring in Painting and Photography. Soon after Lori first moved to San Diego in 1984, she began her career as a graphic designer, illustrator, and photographer. Her work at The San Diego Union-Tribune and Jostens Learning Corporation won both local and national awards. Traveling overseas has played a big part in Lori’s growth as an artist. Her passion for intense cultural immersion and exploration of the human experience has acutely shaped her style of painting and point of view. Her years of traveling, working and volunteering on four continents have instilled in her a deep fondness for the crafts of artisans around the world. Lori uses this appreciation along with her photographs and sketches as a source of inspiration for her paintings today.

1985 - 1993:
Over the course of Lori’s premier years as a graphic designer, her work received national and local recognition:
The Ad Club of San Diego, Merit Award for Trade Show Exhibition Design; The Art Directors Club 71st National Exhibition, Merit Awards for Book Design; The Creative Show of San Diego, Awards of Excellence for Art Direction and Design of Books, Posters, Packaging and Advertising; Society of Illustrators 34th Annual National Exhibition, Certificate of Merit for Art Direction/Book Illustration.

Exhibitions and Shows:
2000 - 2004:
Lori was a member of the Freight House Art Gallery in Tacoma, Washington, a long standing favorite in that Northwest community. There she displayed and sold her paintings and joined in numerous group exhibitions, shows and auctions.
October 2008:
Vertical Faces and Lateral Places, sponsored by the East Village Company in downtown San Diego. This was Lori’s first solo art show and featured a collection of over 50 paintings and photographs inspired by her recent travels in Southeast Asia and Australia.
April 2009:
Painted Melodies, sponsored by the East Village Company in downtown San Diego. Lori and two other San Diego artists created new paintings to celebrate and interpret some of their favorite songs by singer-songwriter,
Michael Tomlinson.

Spanish Village Art Center, Balboa Park, San Diego; On the Edge Art Collective, San Diego

Lori’s painting and graphic design studios are in her home in San Diego

Explanation of Materials and Techniques:
Lori’s work is eclectic - a confluence of multi-cultural ideas and contemporary design. Her use of dots to create purposeful shapes of color and pattern, tempered by bold plains of textured paint, produce a vibrant, energetic, graphic, yet organic result.

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